To enable file and print sharing on the IPX/SPX protocol

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Only perform this procedure if your home or small office computers are connected directly to the Internet through individual connections or using a DSL or cable modem connected to an Ethernet network hub.


Open Network Connections


Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, click the local area connection for the home or small office network.


Under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.


In Local Area Network Properties, click Install.


In Select Network Component Type, click Protocol, and then click Add.


Click NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol, click OK, and then click Close.


In Network Connections, on the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings.


On the Adapters and Bindings tab, under Connections, click the local area connection on which you are enabling IPX/SPX file and print sharing.


Under Bindings for Local Area Connection, under File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, clear the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) check box, and then click OK.


To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections

To enable IPX/SPX on Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000, see the online help for those operating systems.

Choosing your Internet Connection Sharing host computer

Selecting your Internet connection method

Network configurations overview

Add a network component

Network configurations overview

Enable IPX/SPX file and print sharing on Windows 2000

Enable IPX/SPX file and printer sharing on Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium Edition

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